Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We looked at the student's workbooks both for Math and language arts prep. We also drilled long-division and triple-digit multiplication, which she picked up very quickly. Her reading comprehension skills are excellent, and she makes very insightful observations on character development, plot points, development of story, and setting. Her answers are always very concise, and she uses good textual examples to support her points."
"The session focused primarily on one of the student's upcoming social studies assignments. We first began by reviewing some language arts exercises from her class. This chiefly involved 20 vocabulary words that she would need to know, presumably for some time in the next week or two. She had not reviewed those words previously, and I gave definitions and examples to the best of my ability. For the social studies report, we were asked to research a man named J.S.G Buggs and analyze his work's relationship with the value of currency. The lesson overall went well; the report could certainly be edited and improved upon. I would recommend that the student's parents check with her for understanding on the report and help with the ideas. Other than that, great session!"
"Today was my first session with the student, and it went very well. He has a test this week for his math, and he has many of the concepts down. We reviewed and went over proportions, unit rates, graphing, ratios, and word problems. I also shared some tips for completing math problems. We ended our session with a talk with his father and shared some homework ideas that I hope will help boost his grades immediately."
"Today we worked on the student's chemistry "mole" project. He chose to develop a football game that would explain the function of a mole using Avogadro's number. I helped him brainstorm ideas for the football game rules, the team selection, and the game board display. We established a timeline and daily goals so that we could refine and edit the project next Saturday. I encouraged him to work on one part of the project each day this week, and left him a list of supplies needed as well as a calendar with daily assignments. Although it took a few minutes to come up with ideas, he then embraced the project and was expanding those ideas into a plan. We used his teacher's rubric as a guide, and I told him I wanted to edit next Saturday in order for him to receive the maximum score allowed."
"The student is preparing for two exams next week, one in math and the other in developmental psychology. To start the session, we reviewed some material for his developmental psychology class and discussed strategies for answering the essay questions for the exam. He also reviewed some of his math exam materials with me. He indicated that he has struggled in math before and is nervous about this course. I will prepare materials for covering calculus concepts for next time to help with his exam prep."
"The student and I mostly went over organization skills, vocabulary, and math. We spent most of the time getting her homework organized and sorting out her papers. She seems to be doing better in math and is doing better in making sentences."